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PNP, Russian police sign pact to stop human trafficking, transnational crimes

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Russia has sought improved cooperation with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in combatting human trafficking and other transnational crimes following the rescue of three Russian women from a suspected prostitution den in Pasay City.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China building airstrip on reef in PH waters

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The Philippines has protested China’s reclamation of land on a reef in the West Philippine Sea that can be used to build an airstrip or an offshore military base, in yet another provocative move by Beijing in the disputed waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sea turtles freed; Chinese fishermen held

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Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After rejecting China’s demand that its nationals be released, the Philippine National Police brought criminal charges against 11 Chinese fishermen caught poaching more than 500 marine turtles in the disputed West Philippine Sea off Palawan province and freed the turtles.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ignores China bid to free poachers

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Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said it would let justice take its course in the arrest of 11 Chinese fishermen for poaching in Philippine waters on Tuesday, ignoring China’s demand that they be released immediately.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PNP not letting go of 11 Chinese poachers

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Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima addresses the media during a news conference on the police' arrest of Chinese fishermen at one of the disputed Shoals, the Half Moon Shoal, off the South China Sea Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the police headquarters at Camp Crame northeast of Manila, Philippines. Purisima said the government will investigate 11 arrested Chinese fishermen if they illegally entered the country or committed other crimes, ignoring China's demand for them to be immediately freed. China pressed the Philippine government Thursday to immediately release the fishermen and their boat, warning Manila not to take any more "provocative actions so as to avoid further damage to the bilateral relations." Philippine maritime police took the fishermen into custody Tuesday in a disputed South China Sea shoal. AP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) refused to stand down on Thursday after Beijing demanded the release of a Chinese fishing vessel and its crew who were held by maritime policemen in the disputed waters off the West Philippine Sea in Palawan on Tuesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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